Dumbarton Academy FP club secretary David Muir praised the club’s players and management after they clinched Accies’ third Douglas Smith League Cup last week.

Accies mounted a stunning comeback at Broadwood on Friday night to defeat Larkhall Thistle 2-1.

Accies last won the trophy back in 2009, making it two-in-a-row after lifting the cup in 2008.

Thistle took an early lead, scoring after just five minutes. Accies fought back though and got themselves level later in the first half when central midfield man Alan Filshie forced the ball home after a corner.

With time ticking away and extra-time looming, Accies got the winner which would bring the trophy back to Dumbarton.

Accies stalwart Andrew McDonald got the crucial goal with just 13 minutes left, following an excellent passing exchange.

Muir said: “The club is delighted for the players, as they have worked so hard for this success.

“Their focus during severe winter training nights has never wavered and their determination to win silverware this season has been rewarded. Congratulations and thanks to our management team and back room staff for their efforts this season.

“As a club, we are looking forward to the next match. We also have another league cup trophy to play for and hope that with a similar combined determination, on and off the park, we can reach that final at the end of this season in May.

“We are always indebted to club benefactors including Taj Tandoori, Dumbarton. This season, Ian MacLean at The Bay Inn, Bowling, has generously sponsored both our home and away strips. Iain was our guest of honour at the final, and reciprocated by inviting the players, management and committee back to his watering hole for some post-match celebrations.”

Dumbarton Accies manager Jim George guided his side past Milngavie Wanderers, Rannoch, Doune Castle and Glasgow Harp in the competition, before a nail-biting semi-final encounter with Gartcosh United in which Accies prevailed 6-5 on penalties.